10 Best Filipino Movies With English Subtitles

Thursday, April 21 by Lauren Reinhard

If you’re looking for some foreign films to watch, look no farther than these 10 best Filipino movies with English subtitles. While the Philippines may not be known as a film mecca, the country makes hundreds of films per year.

  1. “Wag Kang Lilingon.” In English titled “Don’t Look Back,” this film released in 2006 stars Kathleen Hermosa, Kristine Hermosa, Anne Curtis and Marvin Agustin. The film weaves together two stories one centering around a haunted hospital and one telling the story of a family living in a haunted house, its intricate nature and innovation in storytelling represents the best in horror films from the Philippines and makes it one of the best Filipino movies with English subtitles.
  2. “Petrang Kabayo.” This comedy fantasy film was released in 2010 and is one of the best Filipino movies with English subtitles. The movie follows a homosexual boy that runs away from home after being mistreated by his father, the boy strike out against a horse on his travels and gets a curse put on him that he will turn into a horse every time he is mean to someone.
  3. “Cinco.” Meaning “Five” in English, “Cinco” is one of the most popular films to come out of the Philippines. The film is a psychological thriller that weaves five different stories throughout the film. Its innovation and popularity make it one of the best Filipino movies with English subtitles.
  4. “My Amnesia Girl,” This Filipino movie tells the story of a man who tries to woo his ex girlfriend who has acquired amnesia. The movie stars popular actors John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga. Its mass appeal and popularity at the box office make it one of the best Filipino movies with English subtitles.
  5. “Till My Heartaches End.” This dramatic romance was released in 2010 and stars Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. The movie tells the story of a pair of lovers that must deal with life taking them in different directions. Movie is a tender portrayal of a true to life romantic situation and makes it one of the best in Filipino films.
  6. “Hating Kapatid.” This romantic comedy was released in 2010 and follow the close knit relationship of two sisters. The storytelling makes it one of the best Filipino movie with English subtitles.
  7. “Asian Treasures.” One of the best Filipino movies with English subtitles, “Asian Treasures” is a story about searching for hidden treasure dating back to the beginning of Philippine civilization. The film is rich in both history and imagination and makes it one of the best around.
  8. “Encantadia.” This, one of the best Filipino movies with English subtitles, is a dramatic tale about ensuring that the balance of the worlds remains equal and protecting the gemstones of the elements.
  9. “Dyesebel.” A hotly anticipated film, “Dyesebel” tells the story of a mermaid searching the seas for her true love. The popular film was a winner with both critics and at the box office making it one of the best Filipino movies with English subtitles.
  10. “Gulong Ng Palad.” This dramatic film tells the story of a girl from a poor family befriending a boy from a very wealthy family and the trial they encounter in a world of classicism. The film is full of social commentary on the class structure in the Philippines.